Wednesday, September 26The Voice of London

US Elections: FBI clears Hillary Clinton over emails

Only two days from the election, the FBI has concluded that she was “extremely careless” handling classified information, but Hillary Clinton does not have to face criminal charges.

Reporter: Maria Llamas | Sub-Editor: Micaela Kolischer

US Elections in two days - Pexels
US Elections in two days. Pexels

“Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July,” wrote FBI Director James Comey in the new letter to congressional leaders on Sunday.

However, this decision does not end the controversy. In Michigan, Donald Trump challenged the FBI at a rally, saying: “You can’t review 650.000 emails in eight days. You can’t do it, folks”. He also added: “Hillary Clinton is guilty. She knows it, the FBI knows it, the people know it”.

Comey has recoiled after sending a letter on October, 28th, only 11 days before the US Presidential elections, saying that more e-mails had been discovered in a separate investigation that could be the proof of Hillary’s mishandling of classified information.

Hillary’s spokesman Brian Fallon remarked on his Twitter: “We were always confident nothing would cause the July decision to be revisited. Now Director Comey has confirmed”. After Jason Chaffetz, US Congressman posted on his Twitter the news.


The controversy began in March 2015, the New York Times published an article investigating this matter. Hillary Clinton used her personal e-mail instead of the official state department server for official communications during her position as Secretary of State between 2009 and 2012. She never set up any email account which will have been protected, hosted and managed by the US government.